- 3 years ago
On my first shopping trip for my wedding gown I went to out of town to Charlotte, NC and went to a couple boutiques with my mother, sister and “tween”-age niece. Even with our varying styles (me vs. my sister) going into the experience, I was surprised there was not one issue or squabble between any of us…(wedding related anyway). I do wish my niece had spoken up more about what she liked or didn’t but what can you do with a 12 year old, lol.
Though I did find out particular fabrics I liked and reinforced what I wasn’t look for in a wedding dress versus any other formal gown I might wear (I love dressing up in gowns so I had to differentiate what I liked in general and what I liked specifically for a wedding dress).
With that being said…I did not find anything that met my requirements. Now I want to go shopping in Atlanta, specifically at Bridals by Lori for more variety in designers. Question that I am asking myself now is who should go with me on this tentative next trip. My mother of course is a given, but for my sister and nonchalant niece (whom got invited to deter hurt feelings) ehh they could go or not go doesn’t matter to me too much either way. But from the first experience I am thinking I’ll want a friend there this time. My mother and I get along great and we have very similar tastes, but I think having that person that sees me in my silly-acting and sassy self and not just my calm and cool self would add that extra dimension I think that was missing the first time (if anything at all). If my sister doesn’t come I also thought about asking my aunt that is also on the same wave style-wise as my mother. My problem is I am a weird private bride I want people to see my dress on the day of! I mean to give an example of how extreme I can be I have trouble even telling people what my colors are when asked. I don’t send pictures of my ring, they have to wait till they see me in person. When I was in high school during the senior awards ceremony you have to where your cap and gown with all the requirements for graduation day…while almost all other girls wore their new white pumps and dresses I decided to buy TWO pairs of new white heels and dresses so that the graduation day dress would still be a “surprise.”
With that being said, who should be in on this shopping experience knowing how I can get about being secretive? I want to be able to share this moment with a very select circle of people, but I kind of feel like my circle is TOO small right now…problem is I don’t want things to leak via pictures and gossip!